Did you know ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecologic cancer? One in 72 women in Colorado will be diagnosed with invasive ovarian cancer. The most common age of diagnosis is between 55 and 64 and the majority of those diagnosed have no family history.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 20,000 women in the United States were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2010 making it the eighth most common cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer death in America. Yet, many cases of ovarian cancer are undetected until it has spread and is difficult to treat. Fortunately, detecting the cancer in its early stages can yield a survival rate of more than 93 percent.
Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Central South Carolina invites you to its annual Whispers Butterfly Release set for September 9, 2014 at the South Carolina State House grounds (Gervais St. side) beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event promotes awareness of the whispering symptoms of ovarian cancer through the release of hundreds of butterflies in recognition of September’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.The evening will also include inspirational speakers and live music.
Join AARP at City Park for the 5th Annual Jodi's Race for Awareness on Saturday June 7, 2014 and raise awareness about ovarian cancer. Knowing the symptoms of ovarian cancer may save your life or the life of someone you love. Ovarian cancer symptoms include:
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